There are a number of options for configuring your verified record, some of which are dependent on the content you have added to your account.  The main configurable options are:

  • Start date: specify the beginning of the period you wish to generate a verified record of.  Reviews performed and publications published before this date will not be included.  Note that editorial records are not currently excluded based on date.  If this field is left blank records will be included from the beginning of time.

  • End date: specify the end of the period you wish to generate a verified record of.  Reviews performed and publications published after this date will not be included.  Note that editorial records are not currently excluded based on date.  If this field is left blank today’s date will be used.

  • Journal ordering: specify whether journals should be ordered by the number of related records or by their Journal Impact Factor.  This ordering is applied to all lists of journals in the resultant record.

    In addition to the above there are a number of additional options which you can access by clicking on “Additional options” on the configuration page.

  • Awards: Selecting “Include awards won” allows you to showcase Publons Peer Review Week awards you have earned during the selected period.

  • Reviews:

    • If you have verified reviews in the selected period then “Include verified reviews” will selected by default.  This option adds a list of the journals you’ve reviewed for in the selected period as well as the number of reviews completed for those journals.

    • If the above is selected then an option to “Include a list of your reviews at the end of your verified record” will be available.  Selecting this option will add a full list of reviews completed in the selected period as an appendix.  That list will be complete with journal reviewed for and date of review.

    • If the above is selected then an option to “Show titles of reviewed manuscripts” will appear.  Selecting this will add the titles of reviewed manuscripts to the full list of reviews in the appendix.

    • “Include your review institutional rankings” will add the percentile of Publons users from your institutions you fall into based on the number of verified reviews completed during the selected period.

    • “Include your review ranking in your field” will add the percentile of Publons users in your research field you fall into based on the number of verified reviews completed during the selected period.  The field used here is inferred from the journals you have reviewed for.

  • Editorial:

    • If you have any verified editorial records on Publons then “Include verified editorial records” will be selected by default.  This option lists the journals you’ve handled the editorial process for editor as well as the number of such manuscripts per journal.

    • If the above is selected you will also have the option to “Include a list of your editorial records at the end of your verified record”.  This option adds an appendix of a list of each manuscript you have handled as editor, the journal on whose behalf you were acting, and the decision date if we have it.

    • If you opt to include a list of your editorial records at the end of your verified record then you will see the additional option to “Show titles of the manuscripts”.  As you might expect, this option adds manuscript titles to the appendix.

    • If you have any verified editorial board memberships you may “Include your verified editorial board memberships”.

  • Publications:

    • If you have added your publications to your Publons profile then “Include publications you have authored” will be selected by default.  This option adds a list of all your publications published within the selected period.

  • Publons Academy:

    • If you have acted as a mentor in the Publons Academy then you can show the number of students you’ve mentored to graduation by selecting the option “Include stats on your Publons Academy mentoring”.

    • If the above is selected then you will also have the option to “List the students you have mentored”.  Doing so will show the names and graduation dates of any students who have graduated the Academy under your mentorship

    • If you yourself are a graduate of the Publons Academy then you may demonstrate this fact by selecting “Include completion of the Publons Academy”.  Selecting this will add a line indicating the date of your graduation from the course in the final record.


Watch this video for an overview of the configuration process:


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